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Bertie BROWNE

BROWNE - February 23, 2015 (peacefully) at hospital, Robert John (Bertie), beloved brother of Grace Simpson, loving and much-loved uncle of John, Gregg, Leslie, Richard, Heather and Helen, Derrygarve, Castledawson.  Sadly missed.




   
Jean LENNOX

LENNOX - February 24, 2015 (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Georgina (Jean), wife of the late William George, dear mother of the late Edwin, mother-in-law of Heather, 21 Moyola Avenue, Castledawson, loving granny of Mark, Peter and his wife Heather and great-granny of Sam and Joel.  Funeral service was held in Christ Church on Thursday, February 26, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Church Funds payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Sadly missed.  

LENNOX (née Moore) - Jean.  Fondest memories of my dear sister.  Always remembered by her brother James and family, 81 Westland Road, Magherafelt and Upperlands  

LENNOX - February 24, 2015 (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Georgina (Jean), dearly loved wife of the late Willie, devoted mother of the late Edwin and a dear sister of Roy, Rita, Minnie and the late Lizzie.  Fondly remembered by the entire family circle.

                                            Christ Church, Strabane
LENNOX - The Select Vestry and Parishioners extend their prayerful sympathy to the Rev Mark Lennox and family on the death of his grandmother, Mrs Georgina Lennox. Harry Friar, Hon Sec




   
Belle STEWART

STEWART (née Pickering) - February 22, 2015, peacefully at Benbradagh Nursing Home, Upperlands, Belle, aged 89 years, much loved wife of the late Jim, 'Warren Lodge', Hillhead, Castledawson, devoted mother to Richard and Laurence, grandmother to Craig, David, Rachel, Natasha, Shelley and Pippa and great grandmother to Carys and Mia.  Funeral service was held in Castledawson Presbyterian Church on Thursday, February 26, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.   In lieu of flowers donations to The Leprosy Mission gratefully received, payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered.


 


   
Jimmy MOWBRAY

MOWBRAY (Magherafelt) - February 22, 2015 (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Robert James (Jimmy) dearly loved husband of Hazel (Nutty), 48 Westland Road, dear father of Nigel and Daphne (Fulton), father-in-law of Alan, dear grandfather of Garth, Niall, Colin, Lisa, Jill, Ana and Daniel, dear brother of Reba (Myers), Louis, Elizabeth (Connolly) and Helen (Bresland).  Funeral service was held in St Swithin's Church on Wednesday, February 25, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Heart Foundation and St Swithin's Church Funds payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.  'Love's last gift, remembrance'





   
Esther TOWNSEND

TOWNSEND (formerly Scott, née Glendenning) - February 14, 2015 (peacefully) at Marina Care Home, Ballyronan, Esther, loving wife of Billy, 10 Bells Terrace, Castledawson, dearly loved mother of Victor, Mavis and Joelle, also a dear mother-in-law, granny and great-granny.  Funeral service was held in Christ Church, Castledawson on Tuesday, February 17, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Marina Care Home Patients' Comfort Fund and Marie Curie Cancer Care payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.

TOWNSEND - February 14, 2015, Esther Jane, devoted wife of William (Billy).  'God's garden must be beautiful for He only picks the best'.  Will be remembered forever with love by Billy.  'The Lord is my Shepherd'  

TOWNSEND - February 14, 2015, Esther, our much-loved sister-in-law.  Will be very sadly missed by Velma, Mavis, Iris and families.  'Redeemed'




   
Pearl PATTERSON

PATTERSON - February 12, 2015 (peacefully) at Marina Care Home, Ballyronan, Margaret Jane (Pearl), dearly loved wife of the late William, 8 Shore Road, Ballinderry Bridge, Cookstown, much loved mother of Andrew, Thomas, Sidney, Myra, Lorna and Ruth and a loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Funeral service was held in her late home on Saturday, February 14, followed by burial in the old Eglish graveyard.   Donations in memory, if desired, for Marina Care Home Patients' Comfort Fund payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c) 15, Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. 'At Home with the Lord'  




   
Margaret FRY

FRY - February 8, 2015 (suddenly) Margaret, 20 Riverside North, Castledawson, daughter of the late Violet and Thomas Fry, Randalstown and sister of Thomas, Gilbert and Elizabeth.  Funeral service was held in Christ Church, Castledawson on Wednesday, February 11, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Always remembered by the family circle.




   
Ernie HAWTHORNE

HAWTHORNE - February 4, 2015 (suddenly) Ernie, loved husband of Rene, 16 Park View, Castledawson, dear father of Keith and his partner Lynsey, granda of Kyle and Mason and  brother of Joey, Robert, Eileen, Matt, Charlie, Norman, Trevor, Jacqueline and Stephen.  Funeral service was held in his home on Saturday, February 7, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery, Magherafelt.  Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, for Children's Heartbeat Trust payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Always remembered by the entire family circle.





   
Ruby WATTERSON

WATTERSON  -  February 4, 2015 (peacefully) at Hospital, Ruby, 11 Glenburn Park, Magherafelt, dear mother of Heather, Lyndia and the late Diane and dear granny of Charlene and Jason.  Funeral service was held in Castledawson Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 6, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Lovingly remembered by the family circle.
 




   
George COLVIN

COLVIN - February 2, 2015 (peacefully) at Causeway Hospital, after a long illness, George, devoted and dearly loved husband of Isobel, 2 Rockview Terrace, Moneymore, loving dad of Betty, Christine, Wilma and Iris and a dear father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Funeral took place from his home on Wednesday, February 4, to St John's Church for service followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Moneymore Medical Centre payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.   'At home with the Lord'





   
Evelyn STEELE

STEELE (née Pattison) - January 29, 2015 (peacefully) at her home, 21 Leitrim Road, Castledawson, Evelyn, loved wife of Roy, dear mother of Lorraine, Royston and Kenny, mother-in-law of Tanya and dear granny of Larissa, Tyler and Ethan.  Funeral took place from her home on Saturday, January 31, to Knockloughrim Presbyterian Church for service followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard..   Donations in memory, if desired, for Youth Work in Knockloughrim Presbyterian Church payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.  

 


   
Jean STEWART

STEWART (née Higgins) - January 24, 2015 (suddenly) at Antrim Hospital, Jean, 6 Killowen Drive, Magherafelt, wife of Joseph, dear mother of Christine, Kenny and Mandy, grandmother of Paul and Megan and great-grandmother of Holly.  Funeral service was held in Calvary Free Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt on Tuesday, January 27, followed by burial in St Swithin's Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland Trailer Ministry payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Deeply regretted by the entire family circle.




   
Leslie CUMMINGS

CUMMINGS - January 23, 2015 (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, after a short illness, Leslie, loved husband of the late Thelma, 13 Lissadell Drive, Magherafelt, loving father of Jeanette and Nigel, father-in-law of Wilfred and Dianne and devoted granda of Nadine and Daryl.  Funeral service was held in First Magherafelt Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 26, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Charis Cancer Care payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. 

CUMMINGS - the WM, Wardens and Brethren of Chichester Masonic Lodge No 506 regret the passing of their esteemed Hon Member, W Bro Leslie Cummings and extend their sympathy to the family circle.
W Bro JB McGookin, WM
W Bro WJ Getty, Sec
 
CUMMINGS -  The Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of Desertmartin Masonic Lodge 496 deeply regret the passing of their esteemed Brother, Very Worshipful Brother Leslie Cummings and extend to his family circle their deepest sympathies and sincere condolences.
AR Murphy, WM
J J Gibson, Sec




   
Samuel DOWDALL

DOWDALL - January 20, 2015 (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, Samuel James, loved husband of Doreen and dear father of Robert, 11 Porte Gardens, Knockloughrim, dear brother of Margaret, Isobel, Roberta and Hilda and step-father to Ashley and Jean.  Funeral service was held in Garvin's Funeral Home, 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt on Friday, January 23, followed by burial in Woods Parish Churchyard.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.




   
Mary LEACOCK

LEACOCK - January 20, 2015 (peacefully) at Milesian Manor Nursing Home, Magherafelt, Mary, wife of the late Thomas, 24 Moyola Avenue, Castledawson, loved mother of Beth and Ezekiel, mother-in-law of Robert and Gladys, also a dear grandmother, great-grandmother and sister of Lily and the late Sadie, Maggie, Annie and John.  Funeral took place from her home on Thursday, January 22, to Castledawson Presbyterian Church for service followed by burial in Desertmartin Parish Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Milesian Manor Patients' Comforts Fund payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. 




   
June JOHNSTON

JOHNSTON  -  called home January 17, 2015 (peacefully) at Antrim Hospital, June, wife of the late Oliver, 7 Coolshinney Road, Magherafelt, beloved mother of Ruth, Helen, Sharon and Mark, mother-in-law of Paul, Paul and Charlotte, darling grandmother of John, Hannah, Daniel, Lauren, Joshua, Caleb, Benjamin, Maria and Jemima and dear sister of Edith McQuoid and husband John.  Service of Thanksgiving was held in Magherafelt Gospel Hall on Tuesday, January 20, preceded by a private burial.  Lovingly remembered.  'Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you'  1 Peter ch 5 v 7




   
Jennifer HARRIS

HARRIS (née Lennox) - January 15, 2015 (peacefully) at Macmillan Unit, Antrim Hospital, Jennifer Margaret, dearly loved wife of Norman, 22 Mullaghboy Lane, Magherafelt, loved mother of Heather, mother-in-law of Paul, devoted granny of Bethany, dear sister of James, sister-in-law of Iris and a loved aunt.  Funeral service was held in St Swithin's Church, Magherafelt on Saturday, January 17, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Charis Cancer Care and Macmillan Unit payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.




    
Bobbie JONES

JONES - December 31, 2014 at Antrim Hospital, Robert (Bobbie), in his 97th year, husband of the late Doreen, 16 Dunronan Road, Moneymore, loved father of Des, Jennifer, Ann, Mervyn, Yvonne and the late Eileen and Jackie and a dear father-in- law, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral took place from his home on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 to Ballyeglish Parish Church for service followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. Donations in memory, if desired, for NI Chest Heart & Stroke and Faith Mission payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (donations A/c) 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP. Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. 'Safe in the arms of Jesus'

JONES - The Rector, Select Vestry and Parishioners of Ballyeglish Parish Church, deeply regret the sad passing of Bobbie, their faithful and dedicated choir member of 90 years and loyal Honorary Vestry Member and tender their sympathy to his family. "At home with the Lord"



   
Kenny SPEERS

SPEERS  -  December 24, 2014 (suddenly) at his home, 51 Smith Street, Moneymore, Kenneth Austin (Kenny), husband of Pauline and dear father of Melvin, Barry, Mark and the late Keith. Interred in Moneymore Presbyterian Churchyard on Saturday, December 27.  Lovingly remembered.




   
Rita RICHES

RICHES - December 17, 2014 (peacefully) at her home, surrounded by her loving family, Rita, dearly loved wife of the late Robert, 5 Westland Gardens, Magherafelt, dear mother of Wendy, Michael, Seymour, Margaret, Yvonne, Derek, Lorraine, Gary, Maureen and Mandy, a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother.  Funeral service was held on  Saturday, December 20, in Calvary Free Presbyterian Church followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.  Donation in memory, if desired, for Dementia Research payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.  "At home with the Lord"




   
Edgar McKEE

McKEE - December 16, 2014 (suddenly) Edgar, dearly loved husband of Hetty, 20 Bellshill Road, Castledawson, dear father of David and Drew, father-in-law of Elaine and devoted granda of Kelly and her husband Andrew.  Funeral service was held in Castledawson Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 18, followed by burial in Grange Presbyterian Churchyard.  Donations in memory, if desired, for Antrim Hospital Respiratory Ward payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered by the entire family circle.




  
Philip ARRELL

ARRELL -  December 10, 2014, (suddenly) Philip, devoted and dearly loved husband of Heather, 5 Hillview Terrace, Castledawson, loving father of Lynne and Jason, father-in-law of Antony and Keira, darling granda of Isabella and Cody and dear brother of Lola, Millie, Donna, Bill, Sybil, Rhoda, Maurice and Ruth.  Funeral service was held in Magherafelt Baptist Church on Saturday, December 13, followed by burial in Polepatrick Cemetery.  Donations in memory, if desired, for NI Chest, Heart and Stroke payable to Garvin's Funeral Service (Donations A/c), 15 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6BP.  Lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed. "As for God, His way is perfect" Psalm 18 v 30

ARRELL  -  Philip.  Fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Dorothy McKee, Gladys Richardson, Jennifer Booth and their families.